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Alesha Dixon

Occupation: Singer, Judge

Nationality: British

Born: October 7, 1978 (35)

First finding fame in British pop group Mis-Teeq in the early '00s, Dixon had a period of instability and was dropped by her record company. Her career was revitalised when she appeared on BBC talent show Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.

She went on to release a second solo album that had big success with the track 'The Boy Does Nothing'. In 2012, she was freed from her Strictly contract and allowed to judge on opposing ITV show Britain's Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell.

Britain's Got Talent judge welcomed a daughter with her dancer boyfriend last week. Alesha Dixon gives birth to first child Holden tells DS she is "thrilled" by both her return to the show and Simon Cowell's baby joy. Amanda Holden on BGT return, Cowell baby McAfee research reveals which reality TV stars expose users to malicious websites. Research names 'risky' reality TV stars Natalie Anderson is enjoying competing on Your Face Sounds Familiar. 'Emmerdale' star: 'I feel more confident' Alesha Dixon, Kristen Stewart and James Franco in today's celebrity pictures. Celebrity Pictures: Alesha Dixon, more She says she would love to return to the panel should producers want her to. Alesha Dixon wants 'BGT' return DS takes a look at ITV's big new Saturday night show Your Face Sounds Familiar. ITV's new 'Stars in Their Eyes' show The father is Dixon's partner Azuka Ononye. Alesha Dixon pregnant with first child Six celebrities will sing for the judges in new series Your Face Sounds Familiar. Celeb lineup for new ITV singing show Viewers keep asking Natalie Anderson whether Alicia will ruin David's big day. 'Emmerdale' fans 'want wedding twist' The BGT judge says Simon Cowell has tipped her for a future role on the show. Alesha Dixon: 'I'd be good on X Factor' The Gangnam Style singer is added to the bill with Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Psy joins 'Got Talent' final lineup Emma Bunton and Julian Clary will serve as judges on Your Face Sounds Familiar. Alesha Dixon to host celeb singing show The shadow dance act won the final semi-final vote of the series. 'BGT': Attraction, O'Keefe reach final Impressionist and young singer progress as Alex Keirl misses out. Francine Lewis, Asanda Jezile in BGT final Francine Lewis, James More, Asanda Jezile and others take to the stage. 'Britain's Got Talent' semi-final 4: As it happened Joseph Hall misses out as fourpiece band and young dance troupe progress. Luminites, Pre-Skool reach BGT final The Luminites, Joseph Hall, Rosie O'Sullivan and more take to the stage. 'Britain's Got Talent' semi-final 3: As it happened Footage from a dress rehearsal confuses some viewers on Twitter. 'BGT' viewers spot judges' stand-ins Digital Spy assesses tonight's show, featuring Jack Carroll and Alice Fredenham. 'Britain's Got Talent' semi-final 2 as it happened Alesha Dixon reportedly found it too difficult to turn down young acts. 'BGT': Alesha 'asked David to axe kids' One wildcard entrant will be given a place in the final, as in previous years. 'Britain's Got Talent' to have wildcard Simon Cowell blasts Bruce Forsyth and a man fires an arrow at Dec's head. 'Got Talent' first semi-final - pictures The opera brothers and young singer triumph on the first live show. Arisxandra, Richard & Adam in BGT final Digital Spy brings you updates from Simon Cowell and co. 'Got Talent' semi-final 1: Live Blog Who should win out of the eight acts on tonight's Got Talent live show? 'Got Talent' semi-final 1 preview: Watch Who did you love and loathe from the final set of auditionees? BGT: Who was best, worst of week seven? Simon Cowell and co select the acts for the Live Shows. 'BGT' judges pick their final 45 - watch Ashleigh and Pudsey, Demi Lovato and Ellie Goulding will also play. J-Lo, Olly Murs for 'BGT' live shows Keytar player says an Alesha Dixon romance is "written in the stars". BGT Maarty 'almost quit over Mulhern' Digital Spy recaps the successful ones on week six of Britain's Got Talent. 'BGT': Week six's successful auditions The Got Talent judge is accused of using the show for dating purposes. Alesha shows flirtatious side on 'BGT' The semi-finals will kick off at the end of the month. 'BGT' Live Shows start date confirmed The Britain's Got Talent judge will stand in for Lorraine Kelly. Alesha Dixon to present ITV's 'Lorraine' Digital Spy recaps the acts that went through onBritain's Got Talent. 'BGT': Week five's successful auditions Watch a video preview of this week's BGT standout act, comic Philip Green. BGT impressionist gets big laughs - watch Dancing DJ Scott Whitley appeared in adult movies, it is revealed. 'Got Talent' contestant has porn past Bosom Buddies, the Shockarellas and Thomas Bounce are among those who make it through. 'BGT': Week four's successful auditions Digital Spy recaps the best and worst acts from week four. 'BGT': Who was best, worst of week four? The duo throw juggling balls at the judge after he buzzes a hopeful. BGT: Ant & Dec fight Cowell over juggler